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you back to the torino games. >>> a mega merge ser about to take off. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. cnbc reporting this, a deal between american and us airways pretty close to being done. >> that's absolutely right, chris. and as american airlines and us airways, which by the way is the parent close to reaching a merger agreement in a deal that would create the world's largest airline which is possibly going to be an announcement of the deal in the next couple of weeks. now, the talk here is, chris, that an all stock deal between those two air carriers would be executed as a reorganization plan that takes amr out of chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the combined company would be worth apparently more than $10 billion. so as we say, we could be getting that finalization of an announcement in the next couple of weeks. we'll have to watch out. >> is another story i know you've been watching, "jansing & co." meets at 5:30 in the morning. i'm going to say we're not always completely awake, but people's eyes bugged open this morning when we heard about this milestone
government's crosshairs for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. mandy, a lawsuit against standard & poor's has been filed. what's that about? >> they're suggesting that s&p ignored their own standards to raise mortgage bonds that imploded in the financial crisis. we know the story well. and at the end of the day, it really cost investors billions of dollars and wreaked a lot of havoc. the civil charges by the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, are the first action against a credit rating firm over the crisis, but s&p said it came out with a statement yesterday and said the government suit is entirely without factual or legal merit and it also denied wrongdoing. so we're just going to have to see how this story unfolds from here, chris. >> and what is going on with gas prices? i was in california overing the weekend, a little sticker shock there. but it's certainly not just there. most expensive ever for this time of year. >> ever, ever. the current average is $3.53 a gallon. that is, of course, the average nationwide. that is u
mandy drury today and scott wapner. becky quick and joe kernen are off. they're going to join us live tomorrow for a special broadcast from pebble beach. they have some pretty cool guests themselves tomorrow. you don't want to miss that. >> did you draw the short straw or the long straw by not going? >> that's good. i don't play golf. so i don't think becky plays golf, either, so we'll see. we're all rooting for joe, who is playing. we hope he makes the cut. >> okay. we're rooting for joe. >> we all have to root for joe. i don't know if becky carries the bag or if she drives the cart. i don't know how it works. she's not going to like that comment, but we do love both of them, of course. our guest host this hour, chief equity strategy phil orlando and ben white of morning money fame. let's talk about the headlines this morning. a story in the "new york times" today looks at documents filed in federal court this week that relate to jpmorgan. the document suggests when an outside analysis uncovered serious flaws with thousands of home loans, the bank didn't disclose the full extent of p
going a lot higher. >> fantastic. thank you all for watching. i'm mandy drury sitting in for melissa lee. "mad money" with jim cramer starts right now. go out of business. he's nuts! they're nuts. they know nothing. i like to say there's a bull market somewhere. "mad money" you can't afford to miss it. >>> hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends. i'm trying to save you money. my job is not just the entertain, but teen how you think things can happen. call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. look, we learned something vital about the stock market this very morning. something we have to remember always. even as ultimately the averages got completely pole axed by the end of the day. the dow sinking 268 points. the s&p giving up 1.83%. and nasdaq declining, it was the worst day around here in three months. but what did we learn about this morning? because that's what i want to focus on. well, we learned there's always a better time to sell than into the teeth of a sell-off. like the sell-off we had last week or the one we had toward the closing bell
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